Hari Prasanna Das

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PhD Candidate

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

University of California, Berkeley

Email: hpdas (at) berkeley.edu

Office: CREST Lab, 406 Cory Hall

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Brief Biography

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, advised by Prof. Costas J. Spanos. I am also a Graduate Student Researcher for the Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics (SinBerBEST) program. My research lies at the intersection of Deep Semi-supervised Learning, Smart and Energy-efficient Buildings, and Climate Change Mitigation.

I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur with a B.Tech.(Honors) in Electrical Engineering in 2016. During my undergraduate studies, I was fortunate to work with Prof. Ashok Pradhan on several projects. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, I worked for a year at Mentor Graphics, India as a R&D Engineer.


  • November 2020: I joined Climate Change AI, an organization catalyzing impactful work at the intersection of climate change and machine learning.

  • April 2020: Research happening in our group has been covered by Wired Magazine. Read it here!

  • August 2019: I am a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for the upper division class "EECS 127/227AT: Optimization Models in Engineering" in its Fall 2019 offering with Prof. Alexandre M. Bayen.

  • January 2018: Our paper "Personal thermal comfort models based on physiological parameters measured by wearable sensors" has been accepted at Windsor Conference 2018